METSO metasilicates are primarily used in the I&I industry. The unique combination of silica and alkalinity in METSO sodium metasilicate ensures effective cleaning across the wide range of powder, tablet liquid and block detergent formulations. The high alkalinity of METSO provides effective cleaning through saponification of fatty oil and contributes to the emulsification and removal of oily and greasy soil. The optimal combination of soluble silica and alkali lowers the interfacial tension and thus enhances the cleaning performance of the surfactant. METSO metasilicates are also excellent buffering agents, stabilize bleach systems and inhibit corrosion.
BRITESIL soluble silicate powders contribute to detergents as builders, buffering agents, bleach stabilizers and corrosion inhibitors. Special grades with high liquid carrying capacity were developed to absorb liquid ingredients. Silicate powders with a low bulk density are added to dry mix powders to adjust bulk density. Liquid silicates can act as a processing aid in the spray towers to give the detergent powder a good structure.